Compensation Board for Elected Officials


Iowa Code Chapter 331 County Home Rule provides for the self government of counties in Iowa, including their scope and powers. Each county is directed to establish a compensation board for elected county officials. Members appointed to the board must have maintained county residency for at least two years prior to appointment. The seven member committee serve staggered four year terms. The Board of Supervisors are allocated two appointments; one appointment is allotted to the County Attorney, Auditor, Recorder, Sheriff and Treasurer. Annually, the Compensation Board reviews and compares the elected officials' compensation to that of other counties, states, federal government and private enterprise. The Board then submits a recommended compensation schedule for inclusion into the County's budget for the next fiscal year.

Board Members (four-year terms)

Term Expires
Steve Jackson Sr.6/30/23
Karl Kolz6/30/23
Raymond Stefani II6/30/23
Nicole Lee6/30/21
Mary Quass6/30/21
Kim Reem6/30/21
Phil Klinger6/30/21


The Compensation Board meets once per year, typically in January. The meeting time is set to accommodate Board member schedules. The meetings are held at the Jean Oxley Linn County Public Service Center, 935 Second Street SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404.

Agendas & Minutes

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